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Primary Location: 

Drunen, NL

Function:  General Management & Administration
Job Category:  Support Functions

Management Assistant

“Fast-paced, proactive, well organized Senior Management Assistant with a strong attention to details”


For our Drunen office, we are looking for an energetic, proactive and outgoing, professional team player with a strong sense of responsibility, and very much self-disciplined in recognizing and managing confidential information.


You will be responsible for supporting the Vice President, Marine Business Area Europe & Africa and the Managing Director Wärtsilä Netherlands, providing daily executive support, administration, and ad-hoc projects and tasks. You will find yourself in the heart of the exiting world of the Maritime and Power industry. Being part of a multinational company with a multiple matrix structure and rapidly changing working environment it is important to be able to operate as an independent and senior management assistant.


We are looking for an energetic person who enjoys our international technical setting and will be able to meet the demands of a highly networked stakeholder environment. Your main office location will be Drunen.

Location Drunen, Netherlands


What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • Assist the Vice President on activities like e.g. agenda management, travel arrangements, preparation of (confidential) documents and organization of local activities.
  • You also assist the Managing Director in various tasks, like agenda maintenance, administrative tasks and you execute any necessary administrative work and comply with the local requirements.
  • Plan meetings, take minutes and assist follow-up actions.
  • You are the first point of contact to external visitors and international contacts.
  • Coordinate and manage activities for a variety of meetings, conferences, trainings, lunches, employee meetings, committees, events and special projects.
  • You are the eyes and ears of top management.


What do we expect from you?

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Sales and/or Communications or Special Secretarial/administrative Studies (after Secondary School).
  • Several years of practical experience in a (top) Management Assistant role or organizing role(s), preferably in a Services related B2B multinational environment.
  • Available for 40 or 32 hours per week.
  • Proven stress resistant in a multi-cultural, high demanding global business environment.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English both oral and written.
  • Excellent knowledge of standard software packages, especially MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • You have strong communication and administrative skills. Cultural and situational sensitivity and are capable of handling more tasks at the same time.
  • Perfect time management and ability to keep the overview. Business and customer focused.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure while maintaining humour and high energy.


What we offer you

The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive. We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.


In case you have questions about the procedure please contact Mr. Egbert van der Meijs (Lead Recruiter) by email:


About Wärtsilä:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets (B2B industry). By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. Wärtsilä’s 19,000 employees generate a net turnover amounting to 5 billion euro, and currently has approximately 200 business locations in some 70 different countries around the world. Wärtsilä has about 9 locations with approximately 900 employees in the Benelux area. They work for both Dutch and Belgian customers, and worldwide.


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